Living in Halifax, it becomes common knowledge that everything is just a drive away. If you are craving a spontaneous adventure, we've totally got your back. With summer coming just around the corner, it's time to make some plans for new adventures. 

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Nova Scotia is a wonderful province for day trips, with lots of places to visit and tons of things to do. Be sure to check out some of these amazing places this summer and have some mini-road trip fun! 

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Shubie Park

Distance from Halifax: 14 minutes

A great escape from the city, Shubie Park is perfect for an afternoon picnic, a hike along some trails or even some kayaking along the Shubie Canal. You can also enjoy some Tacos and Lemonade from the Lemon Dog Canteen right in the park!

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Fishermans Cove

Distance from Halifax: 22 minutes

Only a quick drive from downtown Halifax, Fishermans Cove is a perfect way to get that small Nova Scotia town experience without spending the day in the car. Stroll along the boardwalk, do some shopping and enjoy your visit!

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Peggy's Cove

Distance from Halifax: 47 minutes

Aside from getting the classic lighthouse picture, Peggy's Cove is perfect for a quick spontaneous day trip! Grab a cone from Dee Dee's Ice Cream or a Lobster Roll from The Sou'wester Restaurant and Gift Shop!

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Distance from Halifax: 52 minutes

Relax in Chester for a day! Try out sailing, explore the Graves Island Provincial Park, maybe try out kayaking or just spend the day by the water!

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Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 3 minutes

While in Wolfville, stop by some local wineries, explore the town of Wolfville or take a walk around Acadia University's beautiful campus!

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Mahone Bay

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 3 minutes

This little town is an absolutely wonderful place for a day trip! Admire the old beautiful houses, wander through the town by the water and take in the beauty of Mahone Bay!

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Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 4 minutes

When in Truro, spend time exploring Victoria Park's walking trails, take a visit to theTruro Farmer's Market and explore the picturesque town as well!

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Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 44 minutes

You cannot pass up this day trip. Dine in Tatamagouche's Intercolonial Railway Station, have a drink at the Tatamagouche Brewing Company and rent a buggy from Remember Adventures and explore the TC trail.

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Distance from Halifax: 2 hours and 17 minutes

This beautiful historic town is definitely worth exploring! Visit the Dory Shop Museum to learn more about dories, walk out to the Sandy Point Lighthouse on sandbars and take a trip to the Shelburne County Museum.